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A Great Starter Guide for the Chromebook
on 3 November 2012
Having just taken the plunge and bought my first Chromebook, the Samsung Chromebook Wifi (Latest Model - Launched Oct 2012), I needed a manual and overall guide to the world of Google Chrome and Chromebooks. This book pretty fits the bill. I found this book so useful that I went on to purchase the KIndle ( My Google Chromebook (My...) ) version also so I could have it on my Kindle Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" E Ink Displayand Google Nexus 7 Tablet PC (Android 4.1 Jellybean) - 16 GB.
The book is very well laid out, with info boxes, illustrations and photographs and white space used throughout. It is very easy to navigate and to find specific information you need. It assumes no prior knowledge and takes the new Chromebook owner through every stage from opening the product through initial setup and on to more advanced usages of the Chromebook. Indeed, for that reason a more experienced Chromebook owner may get less from this book than the novice user.
This is very much the manual missing from the Chromebook box and although it does not specifically cover the latest 2012 models the setup and Chrome OS is still basically the same. The heart of the Chrome OS is of course the Chrome browser and much of the book is devoted to explaining how to get the best from it which Chrome browser users on other platforms may already be familiar with. Chromebook users will know that the Chromebook is basically a vehicle for the browser and for web apps that run within it and the book reflects this.
I would be happy to recommend this book to any new Chromebook user and, indeed, would suggest that it be included in the box with any new purchase.
Well designed and easy to read
Perfect accompaniment to a new Chromebook purchase
Heavyweight glossy paper used throughout
Comes with a 45 day access to the online edition.
Does not specifically cover the newest Chromebooks
Very much a beginners guide
Devotes most space to the Chrome browser